Hand sanitizer: the product that is always number one on your child’s back to school list, strategically placed right next to the shopping cart at Whole Foods, and everywhere in a doctor’s office. It kills harmful bacteria, and (hopefully) stops the spread of germs. But common hand sanitizer is also home to several toxic chemicals. Toxic chemicals + hands = toxic chemicals ending up in your mouth and body somehow. These are some of the chemicals hiding in your hand sanitizer:
Triclosan: a nasty chemical similar in makeup to Agent Orange. It causes birth defects, reproductive issues, endocrine disruption. The EPA classifies it as a probable human carcinogen. It is also an antibiotic, and has been shown to contribute to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, as it kills off the good bacteria that kills the bad. Triclosan = BAD.
- Other known names:Aquasept, Irgasan DP 300, Microshield T, Sapoderm, Teraseptic, Trisan, Manusept
- Parabens: a preservative chemical used in virtually all common, big brand skincare products. It is known to cause human breast tumors due it its ability to mimic estrogen.
- Phthalates: chemicals that hide under the guise of “fragrance.” They are also known endocrine disrupters, and can alter genital development.
What to do?
Swap out your (and your kid’s) hand sanitizer for Kosmatology’s Hand Sanitizers. They are free of triclosan, parabens, and phthalates, and are made using organic ethanol. Kosmatology is Made Safe certified, and made with organic ingredients.
Use code CLARY15 on your next Kosmatology order!
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